Unique ID: 201438

Division: Big Data Project
Issue Date: February 13th 2019
Last modified: February 22nd 2019
Collaborative

Smart meter data potential for detecting unoccupied dwellings

Smart meter data potential for detecting unoccupied dwellings

SDG: 07 - Affordable & Clean Energy

Very much exploratory research. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has acquired electricity smart meter data from trials of energy usage. This data has various potential use within official statistics - the focus for our work is currently on occupancy. Another objective is to familiarize ONS with the methods and technologies needed to handle this type of data. Awareness of long-term vacant properties would help within survey sampling - knowing which areas of the country have high levels of unoccupied housing would be of benefit to field force logistics as well has improved sample designs. Extension of this research, collaboratively across government, might be to compare estimates derived from smart meter data with the alternative official sources of data on vacant properties: to highlight if smart meter data has any advantage in producing in terms of cost, timeliness, geography or accuracy.

Project Objective:

Exploration, Scientific / research

Statistical Area

Demographic and social

Project Sources
Project Sources
Type Of Institution: National statistical office
Big Data Source: Smart meter electricity data
Region: Europe & Central Asia
Country Area: United Kingdom
Id Country Regional: country
SDG Indicators
SDG Indicators
SDG: 07 - Affordable & Clean Energy
SDG Comments: 7.3
Other
Other
Income Level: High-income
Iso: GB
Timeframe To Produce Indicator: NA
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